Coffee – The essential writer’s tool?
Sitting down to write in the morning? What is in the cup beside you? I’m willing to bet it’s coffee. But is coffee really a writer’s best friend? Coffee can have a positive impact on productivity and creativity. It’s perfect for that extra boost in the morning. The caffeine in coffee has been shown to improve cognitive function, increase alertness, and boost mood, all of which can help writers to focus and generate ideas. However, it’s important to note that the effects of coffee can vary. Some people may experience jitters, anxiety, and insomnia from consuming too much caffeine, which can ultimately hinder their writing. So it’s important to find…
BIG FISH, SMALL FISH
Getting a book published is hard. Starry-eyed first-time authors dream of being published by one of the Big Five: Penguin Random House, Simon & Shuster, HarperCollins, Hachette, Macmillan. A worthy goal, but in many cases, unrealistic. Recently the Big Five tried to become the Big Four when Random House proposed buying Simon & Shuster. The Justice Department said no. When large companies combine they put forth the verbiage about economies of scale, how it will help consumers, competition and so on. Think about the airline mergers and those of cell phone providers. What has your result been? According to Richard Howort, in a New York Times essay from August, 2022…